Big Xbox One System Update Is Out Today For Some

Despite reworking the Xbox One's user interface back in March, Microsoft has previewed another redesigned version of its UI. Among other things,...
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    Despite reworking the Xbox One's user interface back in March, Microsoft has previewed another redesigned version of its UI. Among other things, this includes a revamped Home screen that "focus[es] on speed, customization, and expression."

    As seen in the video above and image gallery below, this presents a similar aesthetic but radically different layout for the system overall. The initial Home screen features a new bar that lets you jump back into whatever you were previously doing, presents two suggestions (such as recommending a new friend who might play similar games as you), and highlights a deal that should be relevant to you. Immediately below that is an area that houses a link to My Games and Apps, as well as games and apps you've previously played, along with links to other things. In the video, one lets you see the new Games With Gold titles, while the other is used for advertisements.

    From here, you can scroll down to other screens of your choice. You can save a game or Xbox Live friend as a "content block," which creates one of these screens that can house different things. These won't always be the same--a game's content block includes a link to its Game Hub and might show an Activity Feed post from a game's developer, what friends are currently playing it, an Achievement you're close to earning, and so on. You can also choose to have a screen that houses Xbox Game Pass titles or your pins, or you can opt to have nothing but the initial Home screen.

    "The team is always pushing to make the Xbox experience faster and faster," Microsoft's Mike Ybarra explained. "In this release, we've eliminated the wait between Home, Social, and My Games and Apps by consolidating them into one dashboard experience. No more splash screens means you get to fun even faster."

    The Guide has also been changed once again, and like the previous revamp, speed is the emphasis. In this version, tabs are horizontal, rather than the current vertical arrangement, and it features an "action center" that houses a link to system settings, among other things.

    One other change includes a redesigned Community tab on the Home screen that shows you more at once. Like the main Home screen, you can customize what's displayed using a filter system.


    All of this will be available as part of an update releasing later this year. However, Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Ring will start seeing the changes today, with more Insider members receiving the update in the weeks ahead.

    Coinciding with this, Windows 10's Game Bar receives an update that allows Game Mode to be enabled or disabled right from the Game Bar. It'll also be easier to customize the audio you broadcast through Mixer, and the Setting menu of Windows 10 gets a new Xbox Live Network Troubleshooting option.

    Source: GameSpot

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  1. Pyroman
    Looks pretty cool, but didn't they just change it? I'm just getting used to how it is now.
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  2. Keeley Hazell
    I miss the original 360 dashboard, they change things way too much lol
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  3. bronzebow
    They need to figure out how to increase the performance. I have a theory that in order to for xbox one games to run more smoother, they need to figure out a way to shut off background apps, which would be similar to xbox 360 UI.
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    1. Sallos
      I agree. The fact that the dashboard runs so sluggish is abysmal.
    2. AlienFreek01
      The new update that was recently released is 10x laggier than the previous. Hopefully it gets better, but it hasn't yet.
    3. bronzebow
      It sucks that there is no way to contact/ speak to the xbox development team. Thanks for writing about the new update Alien, lets hope xbox figures it out.
  4. Casp
    This looks like ****.
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  5. goss34
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  6. AlienFreek01
    Oh man, here we go again
  7. High School
    Love the look better than the one currently. Atleast they keep updating it :thumbsup:
  8. Sallos
    I don't think it looks too bad. Yeah, they change it more often than they should, but I like the way this one looks. :thumbsup:
  9. Skyler
    They made it look like the PS3 dashboard a bit lol
  10. M0B5TA
    just when you get used to one they change everything. make it stop ffs.